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dcaballero@i3bs.uminho.pt

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Name:
David Caballero
Nacionality: 
SPAIN
Position: 
Assistant Researcher

Research Associate (FoReCaST)

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Background: 

I am a physicist with a PhD in Nanosciences and broad postdoctoral expertise in biophysics. I am interested in understanding the mechanistic determinants of tumor growth and progression, and in particular, unravelling how cell-cell/ECM interactions control cancer cell motility and invasion. To this aim, I am using microfabrication and cell biology tools to develop advanced organ-on-chip models of cancer metastasis for drug discovery and screening applications. My final goal is the development of personalised tumor-on-chip models for personalised treatments in cancer patients.

Research Area: 

Cancer models; Cell Migration; Metastasis; Biomechanics; Extracellular matrix; Bioengineering; Biophysics; Microfabrication; 3D scaffolds; Modelling biological phenomena; Signaling; Functionalization; Diagnostics; Drug Screening; Lab/Organ-on-chip.

Project: 

Forefront Research in 3D Disease Cancer Models as in vitro Screening Technologies (FoReCaST)

URL: http://forecast.3bs.pt/ 

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